Saturday, March 9, 2013

Antibiotics and Obesity

"In August, two studies provided new evidence that antibiotics administered in early life can result in obesity, presumably by disturbing the gut microbiome. Conversely, disturbance of microbial communities in obese individuals can result in beneficial outcomes, as a third study, in October, showed with bariatric surgery."

General Surgery News - Research Explores Relationship of the Human Microbiome and Obesity